Common dental emergencies include knocked-out teeth, broken or chipped teeth, abscesses, toothaches, and broken fillings. When in doubt, it’s best to call us in advance if you need same-day care and we will assess if it's something that needs to be dealt with immediately.
Sometimes dental emergencies are cosmetic in nature, such as a broken front tooth or having a crown/filling fall off, leaving a visible void when you smile. Even if you’re not in pain, the situation can impact your day-to-day lifestyle and you need to seek emergency care.
If you’re experiencing swelling around your tooth but you’re not in pain, it’s still important to have your tooth evaluated before the infection has an opportunity to spread elsewhere. In rare circumstances, swelling can even spread further into your face, resulting in a medical emergency. When you see Dr. Palmer in Kelowna, she'll provide you with viable options to treat the situation at hand.
Any dental emergency that happens outside of our normal business hours still requires professional attention. If you’re a patient of record, we ask you to contact our office and follow the message prompts. Be sure to leave a detailed message regarding your dental emergency. If you’re experiencing severe bleeding or a possible broken jaw, you should go straight to the emergency room.